Following the horrific attack in Manchester, the Liberal Democrats have announced that they will suspend all campaigning on Tuesday 23rd May as a mark of respect to those who lost their lives and their grieving families. The party's thoughts go out to all those affected by the terrible events of Monday night.
In a statement Joe Richards said:
"My deepest heart felt sympathies go to those grieving today in Manchester, and all those affected by the tragic incident.
"Out of respect to those affected we have suspended all campaigning for the day. We come together as one across the world at times like this, because that is the eternal strength of humanity.
"This is a particularly difficult time for young people as they comprehend what has happened and deal with their own anxieties in light of what they will be hearing.
"If you're young, don't worry, the world loves you and is full of infinitely more amounts of love than hate, just look around you today and you will see and feel it."
Dave Raval said:
"Our thoughts are with those affected by this outrage. What should have been a fun concert for innocent people, many of whom were very young, turned into a nightmare.
"At times like this we see the true strength of our Nation as we come together in solidarity, not only to mourn for those young lives tragically lost, but show our strength in the face of terror and refuse to let hate overpower us."